FFftPP: The Real You

His shoes were there but where was Jim? An anxious Sarah searched for the little boy she was  babysitting.

Tearing up, she suddenly heard the doorbell ring. Thinking that the Martins had returned early, she opened the door to find Brandon, the Martins’ nephew and a popular boy from her school whom she avoided at all costs.

Her worried expression had immediately caught his attention.

“What’s wrong?” There was genuine concern in his voice.

Sarah gulped back tears and blurted, “I’ve lost Jim! ”

Brandon’s face broke into a grin.

“First time babysitting for him?”

She nodded, unsure why he was smiling. Didn’t the idiot realize how serious this was?

“My aunt must have forgotten to mention, Jim has a habit of disappearing unless you say the magic word.”

“Abracadabra! ” he said loudly and out popped Jim from the lower cabinet.

Brandon bent down. “That wasn’t very nice, you should have given Sarah a heads up. Please, say sorry.”

Jim trotted up to a relieved Sarah and apologized.

“Go on, give her a hug, you really scared her,” smiled Brandon.

For some reason Sarah felt herself blushing as she looked across at Brandon and decided he wasn’t such a jerk after all.

For Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

 

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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12 Responses to FFftPP: The Real You

  1. busy lady says:

    Good short story. Enjoyed it.

  2. Lyn says:

    Hmmm…interesting times ahead me thinks 😉

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Cute meet-cute. Sneaky Jim. But it seems to end well 🙂

  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Wonderful story! Sometimes we think we know all about a person, then they do something that completely wakes us up to what kind of person they really are. Everyone has their negative side, but mostly the positive side shows when you are round them long enough and especially when it is most needed, as in this case. We are often too quick to judge a person, and need to give them more time.

    • swritings says:

      Very true! We are very quick to judge people and at times think we know a person simply from afar, even though we’ve never spoken to him/her….it’s always a surprise when you actually do spend some time with the same people! Thank you for your thoughts! 🙂

  5. Graham Lawrence says:

    A nice tale of everyday life. I’d keep it and put it in a longer story. It works well.

  6. athling2001 says:

    Great little tight-knit scene. I could imagine everything around them just from this one snippet. Congrats.

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